Important update on Tuition Assistance benefit for Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional Bargaining Unit Workers

If you want to receive funding to complete a certificate or degree program, please complete our application. We will review your application and determine if you are eligible for education benefits.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be assigned to a Regional Education Navigator. Your Navigator will provide you with specifics about the funding process and other important deadlines to help you with your education pathway.

Please know that Tuition Assistance funding for Service/Maintenance, LPN and Non-Professional Bargaining Unit Members is no longer available for 2019. Your application will be added to our Tuition Assistance rolling enrollment list and will be reviewed after our rolling enrollment period ends October 15, 2019. If your application is accepted for funding, you will be notified on November 15, 2019. If it is not accepted for funding, it will be saved for the next rolling enrollment period that ends May 15, 2020.

Also note: Changing your employment status to per-diem makes you ineligible for any Training Fund benefit.

Going back to school with the Training Fund is life changing for many of our members and we are committed to helping you achieve success in the classroom while continuing your work. We look forward to serving you as you pursue your education and career goals.

Resume Workshop June 25

Sign up today for the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund’s RESUME WORKSHOP!

The workshop will be Tuesday, June 25 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Evergreen Building, 15 S. Grady Way, Suite 330, Renton, WA 98057. You can also attend virtually on your laptop from anywhere via GoToMeeting.

Writing or updating a resume is a “must” for pursuing a new job or applying to an education program. A clean, polished resume will help you stand out from the pile of other resumes and land you an interview! The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund can help you get started on creating a dynamic resume to get that invitation to interview.

You will get specific advice on what resume format healthcare employers prefer and recommendations on how to professionally frame your accomplishments.

If you have recently graduated from a program, are planning to graduate soon, or are just job hunting at a Training Fund employer partner, you are highly encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and only open to Training Fund eligible members.

Registration is easy; visit healthcareerfund.org or click here to complete the form.

Training Fund Welcomes New PeaceHealth Members in 2018

Next year, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund will begin providing benefits to over 900 members at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington.

At PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Training Fund benefits will be available for eligible members in the Service and Technical-Professional Bargaining Units.

New members can access benefits starting January 1, 2018.

Training Fund Welcomes New MultiCare Members

Next year, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund will begin providing benefits to over 1,000 members at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals in Spokane, Washington.

On July 1, 2017, Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System officially acquired both hospitals from Community Health Systems based out of Tennessee. The Training Fund currently serves over 130 members at MultiCare’s Auburn Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.

At Valley Hospital, Training Fund benefits will be available for eligible members in the Service/LPN, Professional-Technical, and RN Bargaining Units. At Deaconess Hospital, benefits will be available for eligible members of the Service/LPN and Professional-Technical Bargaining Units.

New members can access benefits starting January 1, 2018.

Take healthcare prerequisites this fall!

You can use your Training Fund benefit to complete some of the most common healthcare prerequisite classes offered at NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, PIERCE COLLEGE & SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

These classes are available through the Training Fund’s Tuition Assistance program. The Training Fund pays the school directly so there are no up-front expenses for you.

NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE
Biology 160 (General) – Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:50pm (No prerequisite class requirement)
Biology 260 (Microbiology)   Saturdays 12:50pm-4:40 pm (Prerequisite: 2 college biology (Bio 241/242 or A & P I and II) and or Chemistry all with a 2.0 or better and English 101)
English 101 – Tuesdays 6:00-8:50 pm (Prerequisite is placement into English 101 or English 97/98 instructor recommendation)
Math (Pre-college math) – Saturdays 9am-12pm (No prerequisite)
Psychology 100 – Tuesdays 6:30-9:20 pm (Prerequisite: English 101)

Classes at North Seattle College are either hybrid (class time is both on-line and in person) or completely on-line. In addition to the classes listed above, members can take any healthcare prerequisite class and have it paid for by their Training Fund Tuition Assistance benefit. For questions or help with enrollment at NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, please contact CHRISTY HAMMRICH, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (425) 205-7573 or email .

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE
Biology 241

Classes at South Seattle College are either hybrid (class time is both on-line and in person) or completely on-line. In addition to the classes listed above, members can take any healthcare prerequisite class and have it paid for by their Training Fund Tuition Assistance benefit. For questions or help with enrollment at SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE, please contact CHRISTY HAMMRICH, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (425) 205-7573 or email .

PIERCE COLLEGE
Biology 160 – M/W 5:30pm – 6:20pm, Labs M/W 6:30pm – 8:20pm
Biology 241 – T/TH 5:30pm – 7:40pm, Labs T/Th 7:40pm – 8:30pm
Chemistry 100 – T/Th 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Math 96 – M/T/TH 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Math 146 – M/W 5:30pm – 7:40pm
Psychology 100 – Online only

Take any class you need for your healthcare degree or certification! For questions or help with enrollment at PIERCE COLLEGE, please contact MACHELLE DOOLITTLE, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator, at +1 (206) 890-7601 or email .

SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Take any class you need for your healthcare degree or certification! Classes held at both SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE and SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. For questions or help with enrollment at either college, please contact KORRI SHIMIZU, Training Fund Education and Career Navigator,
at +1 (206) 708-0801 or email .

PLEASE NOTE Experience with online learning and basic computer skills are recommended for some of these classes.

These special classes are part of a Training Fund HEET (Hospital Employees Education & Training) grant. Some classes have been contextualized to the healthcare setting and some have a specific tutor assigned to work with students. Each school provides a College Navigator/Success Coach whose job is to partner with you and the Training Fund to make sure you’re successful in school. In addition, a childcare stipend is available if requested.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about these classes and other educational opportunities available through the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund, please call the Training Fund office at +1 (425) 255-0315.